September 2012

Are alpacas profitable farm animals?

Alpacas require little food and provide valuable fleece.

Alpaca may not seem like your typical farm animal, and in most cases they are far from typical. However, alpaca are some of the most profitable animals you can own on a farm. Here are some of the reasons why these animals are so profitable when compared to the other farm animals you might have. 

The first reason that alpaca are such a profitable animal to keep is the amount of food they eat is rather low. Normally when you are feeding cattle or hogs, they will eat a lot of food. With alpaca, if they have the proper grazing space, they only require hay down for them and a quarter cup of grain per day. So you do not have a lot of food overhead costs to care for your animals.